C. F. Martin & Co. has introduced four new guitar models for the summer of 2023. Among these are two limited edition models marking the 20th anniversary of John Mayer’s renowned OM-28JM model.
SC-10E: A Player’s Delight Priced at $999, the SC-10E offers a unique Sure Align® neck system, ensuring easy access to all frets. Designed for comfort, it boasts a low-profile velocity neck barrel. The guitar has a satin-finished sapele top, back, and sides, producing a clear and warm tone. Additional features include a Richlite® fingerboard, mother-of-pearl pattern inlay, and a rosewood pattern HPL headplate. It comes with a softshell case for easy transport.
D-15E: A Fresh Take on the 15 Series Retailing at $1,299, the D-15E is a 14-fret Dreadnought with sapele back and sides, and a mahogany top. Its design ensures bright trebles and a robust midrange. Equipped with Martin E1 electronics, this guitar is ready for any musical setting. It also includes a softshell case for those on the go.
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John Mayer 20th Anniversary Models: A Nod to Two Decades of Collaboration
2023 marks the 20th anniversary of John Mayer’s OM-28JM model. To celebrate, Martin & Co. has teamed up with Mayer to release two anniversary models:
OMJM John Mayer 20th Anniversary: Priced at $3,999, this Orchestra model is versatile and suitable for various contemporary music styles. It features a unique label with Mayer’s electronic signature. Those seeking a more luxurious option can consider the OM-45 John Mayer Platinum Anniversary Model.
OM-45 John Mayer Anniversary: Retailing at a whopping $18,499, this model showcases a fine silver border around the fingerboard, pickguard, headplate, and bridge. It maintains the thinner 1 11/16th width at the nut, characteristic of Mayer’s previous models, and is adorned with satin nickel Waverly tuners. This edition also includes a label with Mayer’s signature.
Guitar enthusiasts and John Mayer fans alike are encouraged to explore these new offerings from Martin & Co. as they promise a blend of tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship.